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5 Things You Should Know About The Electoral College

As electors cast their ballots in each of the 50 states, we try to answer questions about the process: Who are these people? How are they selected? Can they really vote however they want?

The president tells NPR that Donald Trump should work through Congress, and says if the new president overturns his own executive actions "that's part of the democratic process." Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Obama Warns Trump Against Relying On Executive Power

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Reboot Jam Krusseldorf
untitled 05 | 09.21.2014 Kendrick Lamar
Silver Lining Oddisee

Marlene Simpson of Sacramento, Calif., wears compression bandages daily to help reduce the swelling in her legs. She is getting fitted for compression bandages for her arms to prevent swelling there. Lesley McClurg/KQED hide caption

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These Women Discovered It Wasn't Just Fat: It Was Lipedema

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Doctors Say Parents Shouldn't Smoke Pot Around Kids

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Unshield Arms and Sleepers
II B.S. - Edit Charles Mingus
Folk Death 95 Mogwai
Missoula Tristeza

A welcome sign at the city limit of Gardendale, Ala. The city is trying to break away from the larger Jefferson County School System to form its own system. Mark Almond/WBHM hide caption

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This Mostly White City Wants To Leave Its Mostly Black School District

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551 J Dilla
I Believe In Your Love Charles Bradley
The Big Country Talking Heads
Electricity (Instrumental) Talking Heads

Dounia Bouzar, shown here in 2015, helps parents in France who want to prevent their kids from joining militant groups like ISIS — whose recruiters, she says, "set out to break every emotional, social and historical tie in the kids' lives." Charles Platiau/Reuters hide caption

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Defusing The Lure Of Militant Islam In France, Despite Death Threats

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Ambo The Album Leaf
Epoch Tycho
Hedron BadBadNotGood

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5 Things You Should Know About The Electoral College

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Fall Bicycle (The Album Leaf Remix) Lymbyc Systym
Source Tycho
Love Art Of Noise
Time Keep on Slipping Deltron 3030
Monday Jazzfunker Alex Tronic, Leith Bass Team
St. Louis Blues Louis Armstrong
Da Supafriendz - Instrumental Vast Aire, MF Doom
Memory Loss Deltron 3030

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